Exhibits

​Welcome to the YRDSB Museum and Archives current online exhibits! These exhibits are a small glimpse into what our collection holds. You can follow the links to explore them below!

In 2019, Burrlington Outdoor Resource Centre, also known as B.O.R.C., celebrated their 50th anniversary. Take a look at how outdoor education has been a part of student learning since the 1970s!​

Aerial View of BORC

Mining the Archives: Including Yourself (Cyanotypes) is a Grade 12 Media Arts Project by students at Burr Oak Secondary School, where they investigated the YRDSB museum online collection and then responded with the created art on showcase here! Enjoy exploring their perspectives!

Cyanotypes in hallway

Between 1914 and 1918, more than 628,000 Canadians served in the war effort. Everyone was affected by the war in a personal way, whether they were fighting at the front lines or farming at home.​

The Great War Through Canadian Eyes, is an online exhibition the YRDSB has put together using artefacts from our collection in recognition of York Region's role in the First World War.

Black and white drawing of men fighting in First World War Image from The Children's Story of the War book.

 

In April 2017, close to 300 YRDSB students and staff visited France for the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge.  "In Their Footsteps: A Journey through France during the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge," explores one students perspective of their experience.  Photographs in this exhibit were taken by Elizabeth Boyd, or are a part of the YRDSB Museum & Archives Collection. 

Looking down at feet walking through sand at Vimy Ridge

Mathematics education has evolved over the course of the twentieth century as educators grappled with the value of basic arithmetic versus the importance of discovery based learning. This has led to a number of movements that have both broadened core mathematics and introduced different approaches to learning. 

Mathematics Education: Easy as Pi is an exhibition that explores the history of teaching math, and showcases math related artifacts in the YRDSB collection. 

Math tools

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